CCI: Programme Manager - GBV Research

Centre for Communication Impact (CCI)
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Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 15 August, 2018
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Centre for Communication Impact (CCI) is a non-profit South African organisation based in Pretoria. CCI aims to improve the health and well-being of all South Africans through evidence-based strategic communication programmes. CCI seeks to employ a Programme Manager: GBV Research who will be based in Pretoria for an USAID "Local Governance to Improve Gender-Based Violence Response” Programme. 
The programme aims to strengthen local governance to improve gender-based violence response, which is essential to achieving HIV epidemic control in South Africa.  The objectives of the programme are to strengthen community governance and accountability, address the spectrum of violence against children, including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and neglect, mitigate GBV harm and improve access to justice in order to impact on the incidence of violence against children, adolescents, and young women.
Purpose of Job
The Programme Manager: GBV Research will be responsible for conceptualizing, implementing and disseminating leading-edge best-practice research that will inform the design, implementation and impact evaluation for the Project. He/she will ensure relevant best-practice research is available in a timely and effective manner to inform the design, implementation and adaptation of the GBV communication programmes as well as to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of these programmes.  

Key Outputs

  • Develop a detailed and approved work plan that is aligned with the Project’s work plan and supports the project’s key objectives and implementation approach.
  • Conceptualizing, implementing and disseminating leading edge best practice qualitative research that will inform the design, implementation and evaluation for the Gender-Based Violence Project.
  • Contribute to the evidence base for communication implementation models and approaches that are shared widely through forums such as journals, workshops and conferences.
  • Contribute to the M&E and Research Unit through active and regular engagement in achieving its purpose and strategic objectives.
  • Ensure competencies needed to deliver on the job’s purpose are in place and being continuously improved.

Qualifications and other requirements

  • Minimum of an Honours degree (minimum 9 years’ research experience) or Master's degree (minimum 7 years’ research experience) in Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Development Studies, Epidemiology, Statistics or other health-related qualification or equivalent NQF level 7.
  • Working experience and evidence in designing, conducting, analysing and writing up ethically and scientifically-sound qualitative research for health/ communication or other relevant development programmes as well as dissemination in grey and/or peer reviewed journals and conferences.
  • Experience and competency in using qualitative research software such as HyperResearch and NVivo.
  • Experience in quantitative research methods will be an added advantage.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) and fluency in isiZulu and/or Sesotho/Setswana as the incumbent will be required to conduct qualitative studies with communities as well as lead the data analysis including translation and transcriptions, and report-writing.
  • Self-starter with the ability to lead, innovate and implement quality research
  • Good organizational, planning and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and report-writing skills.

Interested candidates to forward their CV’s to the CCI Human Resources Manager, (  The closing date of the advertisement is Wednesday 15th August 2018.
If you do not hear from us after 1 month kindly consider your application unsuccessful.  CCI reserves the right not to appoint for this vacant position.


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